Signing up for an online dating site can be nerve-wracking -- what profile pic do I use? what should I say my interests are? if I shave two years off my age, do I need to adjust the year I graduated? -- but one 24-year-old woman has discovered the trick to making the whole experience not only tolerable, but super fun. Kayli Stollack knew it would be easier to go through the online dating bowels with a buddy, and enlisted the help of a wingman.
Not just any wingman, though. Stollack got her 76-year-old grandmother, Gail, to sign up for OKCupid, too.
The dynamic duo swap stories, lament about lame dates, cheer each other's successes, and laugh about the commonalities in the dating world that seem to know no age. The pair appeared on Good Morning America to share their Dos and Don'ts when it comes to navigating the Internet dating scene -- my favorite tip was "don't brag about sexual technique." Thanks, Grandma.
Kayli and Gail have a good thing going and bring up an interesting point. Maybe the buddy system can be helpful when you're two single gals on the virtual town. It's always nice, no matter what the topic, to have someone to talk to who understands what you're going through. Seems like signing up with a friend is a great idea, and if you've got a single granny? Even better.
I never really thought that dating could be a group activity but Kaylie and Gail's story is inspiring. I bet a lot of people resolved in 2012 to get more into the dating scene ... maybe doing so with a friend or family member or heck, a senior citizen, could make the prospect a little less daunting.
Do you use online dating sites? Do you have a wingman?
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